The Five Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Cocoa Homeowners Face

January 30, 2015

Although there are potentially hundreds of reasons why your Cocoa home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are a few reasons that are fairly common. Identifying them may create some personal understanding what a technician means when they outline the choices for correcting the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may result in a system’s failure. Check out the list below and consider whether your home has any of these issues. If so, schedule an HVAC inspection.

  1. Wrong AC wiring

    Incorrect, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is risky and a probable fire hazard. Bad wiring can prevent the system from getting power or can pop the circuit breaker.

  2. Your Air Conditioner is Leaking refrigerant

    Refrigerant (more commonly referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air in your air conditioning system. depleting levels of refrigerant could indicate a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, 90% of the time that means there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be located and repaired. To learn about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we suggest that you to visit the U.S. EPA website.

  3. Outside AC fan is not working

    The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for conveying the heat from your Cocoa home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t run, proper heat transfer does not occur and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. Worse yet, it may cause internal damage to the compressor.

  4. Outside air conditioner unit not functional

    This typically indicates a significant reduction of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.

  5. Frozen coil

    A frozen coil mainly indicates an issue with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by old air filters or collapsed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be derived from low refrigerant.

Best practices suggest that the most effective way for a Cocoa area homeowner to prevent these expected problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be found during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can quickly diagnose the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!